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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Threatened species protection may be warranted for the gray wolf

Feather Publishing
10/5/2012

The California Fish and Game Commission determined Wednesday that listing the gray wolf as an endangered species in the state may be warranted and declared it a candidate for future listing consideration.

The decision opens a status review to be done over the course of the next 12 months, after which the Commission could decide to list the wolf as an endangered species under state law.

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Longtime residents selected as grand marshals

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
6/27/2012

 

Dink and Dave Rife used to walk the parade route clutching lawn chairs, but this year they will be driven in style as grand marshals of the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade.

“We were surprised and flattered,” said Dink during a recent interview. “It’s an honor to be selected in this community.”

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Logue drops out of election for Senate

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
10/9/2012
 
Citing poor health, Dan Logue is dropping out of the special election for Senate District 4, which includes all or part of 12 counties, including Plumas. He will remain a candidate for the 3rd Assembly District.
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Labor negotiations continue with Collins Pine

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
10/4/2012
 

“We had a good discussion,” said Mike Wood, representative of the Carpenter’s Industrial Council Local 3074 about the union meeting held in the Almanor Recreation Center Oct. 3.

At this time, Local 3074 is still working through labor negotiations with the Collins Pine Mill.

“The purpose of the meeting was to go back to the members to get their opinion on the company’s proposals,” he added.

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PDH board approves plan for $10 million construction loan

Laura Beaton 
Staff Writer 
10/3/2012
 

The Plumas District Hospital (PDH) Board of Directors approved a request to apply for a $10 million loan to finance a hospital construction project.  

CEO Doug Lafferty presented the proposal, Tuesday, Oct. 2, which included architectural drawings for new construction and renovation of existing facilities, projections for costs of the project, financing methodology, project timelines and summary. 

The project’s financing would come from a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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